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"Special Operator"

    Date: Sat, 18 May 85 14:11 EDT
    From: Kent M Pitman <KMP at SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>

    ... Also, I'd like to replace the term "special form" with "special
    operator" when it doesn't apply to the whole form. ie, COND is not a
    special form, it is a special operator.

Creating a new term to permit this distinction is an excellent idea.
Saying that COND is a special form is like saying that CAR is a function